Wine Technology

Subject AGRI90033 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

April, Dookie - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 20-Apr-2015 to 23-Apr-2015
Assessment Period End 17-May-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 20-Apr-2015
Census Date 01-May-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Offered at the Dookie campus 20-23 April 2015

Flexible delivery involving online learning through the Learning Management System (LMS) and attendance at one 4 x day residential school. (Monday - Thursday) Attendance at the school is required for successful completion of this subject.

Please contact Jacinta Way should you have any queries about accommodation, travel, etc.


Ph: 03 5833 9292

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4 day compulsory residential school
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours total - including intensive teaching block


The prerequisites for this subject are;

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

Attend the four day intensive residential school.

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison website: Students can also email


Dr Sigfredo Fuentes


Subject Overview:

This subject investigates the processes involved in desining or upgrading a winery. Subject content includes;

  • Preparing basic design strategies for the processing of fruit;
  • Designing an efficient layout to handle projected tonnage;
  • Establishing refrigeration and energy requirements;
  • Calculating wine storage and equipment needs to meet forecast production;
  • Developiong strategies to manage winery waste in an environmentally sound manner;
  • Investigating building construction and material selection;
  • Evaluating the application of different winemaking equipment and technologies on the final winemaking outcome.
Learning Outcomes:

As above


Online Assignment - short answer questions to value of 2000 - 3000 words (due approximately week 8 of semester 1 - 40%), major assignment - 2000 words (due approximately week 12 of semester 1 - 60%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:


Related Course(s): Master of Wine Technology and Viticulture

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